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From-scratch build for wheel steering (hardware)
#21
Some much better photos and a longer video here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wlPZNV5...sp=sharing

I thoroughly recommend this type of motor - as I said, it has a lot of torque, has a duty close to what's intended for an AP and its worm drive reduction is beautifully machined. As you can see I have it wrapped in Denso Tape so I can see it lasting a good long time. The photos show the belt off, on the sprockets but not in tension, in tension - and the latter two positions from the lever side.
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#22
This is just a link to a picture.. can't find the video.
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#23
Apologies - only one photo shared
All here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1...sp=sharing
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#24
if someday I could adapt my outboard motor it would make an incredibly powerful and efficient wheelpilot. I would use a smaller motor probably.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUI1tuZy...e=youtu.be
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#25
(2020-08-30, 06:43 PM)seandepagnier Wrote: if someday I could adapt my outboard motor it would make an incredibly powerful and efficient wheelpilot.    I would use a smaller motor probably.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUI1tuZy...e=youtu.be

Sean you might find this interesting re solar powered boat.  https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/vide...Id=1770652
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#26
(2020-08-08, 02:30 PM)seandepagnier Wrote: Any ideas for disengage ?

Hi, newbie in reading mode
My idea is to use a couple of bearings: almost touching the belt while the motor is engaged (1), and when disengaged(2) protecting the motor to be engaged to the belt.
The motor has to slide between 1 and 2 
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#27
(2020-08-08, 02:30 PM)seandepagnier Wrote: another possibility is to mount a windshield wiper motor to your pedestal 

The wheel pilots on ebay for $500 is too high.  That's basically what it costs new, and the motor is weaker than a wiper motor.

For anyone who hasn't seen Sean's wiper motor install:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaLBRRelT-M

(2020-08-29, 09:33 PM)Ted Coats Wrote: Try this:
https://youtu.be/phw3aQpLvbU

Wow, wonderful!  Please, we need a video showing everything up close!  Smile

(2020-08-30, 03:54 AM)Ted Coats Wrote: I thoroughly recommend this type of motor - as I said, it has a lot of torque, has a duty close to what's intended for an AP and its worm drive reduction is beautifully machined.

I tried to find such a thing on Ebay, but couldn't.  Can you provide a link to a motor like this?
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#28
(2020-08-29, 04:37 AM)Ted Coats Wrote: Hi,

I circumnavigated the South Island of New Zealand last southern hemisphere summer using this arrangement - very successfully. Super low power usage so no worries powering it from solar panels. So successful that it completely displaced my windvane self-steering into second place - even when more or less hove-to in 40 knot+ conditions in Cook Strait.


Cheers
Ted


I was also on the idea of installs an Electric Power assisted steering unit for its reliability and torque. Great to see someone did an endurance test, As I want to circumnavigate with the device. Another reasons why I am in favor is because the EPAS (or EPS) had an Planetary gear already fit into it. If it has a planetary gear, why do you still have the engage function? Does the planetary gear has too much resistance? Great video here: https://youtu.be/em1O8mz7sF0?t=335

Furthermore, Staying in the automotive scrap place, have you thought of the Electronic Clutches used in cars. Video here: https://youtu.be/RFC5jMhUm4s?t=39 . I'm not sure however if a the clutch has no play since it is designed to spin only 1 way. Using a electronic clutch, you would be allowed to fit it below deck. What are your thoughts on this?
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